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William Bowen was a Veteran of the War of 1812, serving as a Private with the 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia in Captain John Hardy’s Company. He was born in 1774 in Fort Hunter, N.Y., son of Cornelius and Rebecca Bowen. In 1784 he came to Bertie Township, with the wave of Loyalists who came to Upper Canada, with his parents, two brothers John and Henry, and a sister Gertrude (aka Catharine). Three more brothers and a sister were born in Bertie Township:
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George Hoffman (Huffman) was born February 18, 1795 in Bertie Twp., Lincoln Co., Upper Canada, one of at least six children born to Michael Hoffman (Huffman) and Elizabeth Ransier. Michael had come to this Province in 1786 with his father, mother and sisters following the American Revolution. Michael’s older brothers, Jacob and Nicholas, were both Privates in Col. Edward Jessop’s Corps and Col. Butler’s Rangers, respectively.
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3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia
1812 Militia lists found the Vollock’s in Lawe Company of the 1st Lincoln Regiment, Cornelius aged 37 in 1812, present at battle of Lundy’s Lane ; Isaac, resident of Louth also at Lundy’s Lane; James in company in 1813 , Jonas in Company in 1814.
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